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The Best Roy Scheider Movies 

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List of the best Roy Scheider movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Roy Scheider's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Roy Scheider movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Roy Scheider movies will be at the top of the list. Roy Scheider has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Roy Scheider movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Roy Scheider films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Roy Scheider role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Roy Scheider performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features films like Night Game, Citizen Verdict, and many more

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Roy Scheider movies?" and "What are the greatest Roy Scheider roles of all time?"

Steven Spielberg and David Cronenberg both worked with Roy Scheider over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Movie fans who love Roy Scheider have also been known to enjoy films starring Rod Steiger and Robert Shaw.

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Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

Released: 1975

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

Released: 1971

Directed by: William Friedkin

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Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider

Released: 1976

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Marathon Man is a 1976 suspense/thriller film directed by John Schlesinger. It was adapted by William Goldman from his novel of the same name and stars Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy ...more

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Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell, Bruno Cremer

Released: 1977

Directed by: William Friedkin

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Jessica Lange, John Lithgow, Roy Scheider

Released: 1979

Directed by: Bob Fosse

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Blue Thunder Malcolm McDowell, Roy Scheider, Warren Oates

Released: 1983

Directed by: John Badham

Blue Thunder is a 1983 action thriller film that features a high-tech helicopter of the same name. The movie was directed by John Badham and stars Roy Scheider. A spin-off television series also ...more

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Helen Mirren, John Lithgow, Candice Bergen

Released: 1984

Directed by: Peter Hyams

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Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton, Ann Dusenberry

Released: 1978

Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc

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Roy Scheider, Ken Kercheval, Joe Spinell

Released: 1973

Directed by: Philip D'Antoni

The Seven-Ups is a 1973 American dramatic thriller film produced and directed by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Roy Scheider as a crusading policeman who is the leader of The Seven-Ups, a squad of ...more

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Ann-Margret, Kelly Preston, Vanity

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

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Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider, Jessica Tandy

Released: 1982

Directed by: Robert Benton

Still of the Night is a 1982 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Benton and starring Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Joe Grifasi and Jessica Tandy. It was written by Benton and ...more
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Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1971

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

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Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke

Released: 1997

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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Last Embrace Christopher Walken, Mandy Patinkin, Roy Scheider

Released: 1979

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Last Embrace is a 1979 thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme. Based on the novel The 13th Man by Murray Teigh Bloom, it stars Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin and Christopher Walken, telling the ...more
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John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jonathan Hensleigh

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Connery, Roy Scheider

Released: 1990

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

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Roy Scheider, Harry Dean Stanton, J├╝rgen Prochnow

Released: 1990

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

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Roy Scheider, Renee O'Connor, Lane Smith

Released: 1989

Directed by: Peter Masterson

Night Game is a 1989 crime drama filmed in Galveston and Houston, Texas. It stars Roy Scheider as a detective who must solve a series of murders. Released on September 15, 1989 by Epic ...more
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Roy Scheider, Justin Henry, Ron McLarty

Released: 1983

Directed by: Alan Shapiro

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Roy Scheider, Adam Baldwin, Harley Cross

Released: 1989

Directed by: Eric Red

Cohen and Tate is a 1989 American Thriller film written and directed by Eric Red and starring Roy Scheider, Adam Baldwin and Harley Cross. It was Red's feature film debut. The film is a ...more
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Liev Schreiber, John Malkovich, Melanie Griffith

Released: 1999

Directed by: Benjamin Ross

RKO 281 is a 1999 historical drama film directed by Benjamin Ross. It stars Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, Roy Scheider and Liam Cunningham. The film depicts ...more
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The Outside Man Ann-Margret, Angie Dickinson, Jackie Earle Haley

Released: 1972

Directed by: Jacques Deray

The Outside Man is a 1972 French thriller set in Los Angeles, directed by Jacques Deray and starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ann-Margret, Roy Scheider, and Angie Dickinson.
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Released: 1975

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

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Roy Scheider, Andre Braugher, Bonnie Bedelia

Released: 1990

Directed by: Frank Pierson

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Faye Dunaway, Roy Scheider, Barbara Carrera

Released: 1970

Directed by: Jerry Schatzberg

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